Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | February - 1996
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Lest We Forget
The glorious period of the Caliphate Rashida lasting 30 years will go down in the history of mankind as the most successful experiment of democratic rule in the world, in which there was hardly any distinction between the ruler and the ruled. Notwithstanding his being the Head of the mightiest Empir
And seeing the multitudes, he [Jesus sws] went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
2. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
The present CIS (Common wealth of Independent States) or former Soviet Union has more than 70 million Muslims. Under seven decades of Communist rule, Muslims almost lost their identity due to the persecution of Islam.
The perestroika or reform policy of Gorbachev, who came to power in 1985,
Traditionally Pakistan has been a high growth (averaging 5.6 percent) and low inflation country. With a population growth rate exceeding three percent, per capita growth has been satisfactory in the past, though social indicators have been poor. Moreover, this growth was not accompanied by higher savings a
When a person is overcome by material desires and cravings, he becomes negligent of his spiritual being and indifferent to the obligations imposed on him by his Creator. To help man in combating this onslaught, the Almighty has made fasting compulsory once every year for one whole month -- the month of
Both these surahs form a pair as far as the subject discussed in them is concerned. Surah Maa`oon mentions the crimes of the leadership of the Quraish, particularly Abu Lahab, while Surah Kauthar, on account of these crimes, declares thei
In Islam a man can revoke the divorce he gives to his wife within the period of ‘idah’* . After the expiry of the period of ‘idah, the divorce is finalised and the husband and wife stand separated as a man and a woman, after which they can marry again if they so desire.